We are pretty much sure that you know this phrase, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ But, the most recent scientific and health-related research revealed an awesome information about pairing apples with other food items, or eating them as your diet at certain times of the day can lead to the best possible health benefits that can make you even more powerful than ever. BetterRead thought to share such good news with you. Let us have a look at it:

Eating apples while you Sip Green tea

When both, a cup of a green tea combined with a green apple is consumed together, natural antioxidants present in both of them make a blend that makes a blockage to a molecule known as the vascular endothelial growth factor, commonly known as (VEGF), according to the Institute of Food Research Scientists. This certain molecule immunizes angiogenesis, or better known to form new blood vessels in the human body. Angiogenesis might play a key role in forming plaque that tends to harden arterial walls, leading towards a sudden heart stroke or heart attack, and further promotes the spreading of cancerous cells in our whole body. So, eating apples while drinking green tea makes a perfect combo for the healthy blood vessels, reducing the risk of heart attack.

Have an apple before food shopping

A recent research came to the fact that the people who were given apple before food shopping bought 28 percent more fruits and veggies for themselves in comparison with the people who were given a sample of cookie or nothing while going to grocery shopping. So, you must snack an apple as you head towards the supermarket for the monthly or a weekly visit and you will end up going home with a load of healthier items in your cart. Also get to know Top Five Fruits for a Glowing Skin in Summers.

Don't compare apples to oranges and have them both

Oranges and apples may be helpful to protect the health of your brain. As the recent study from Cornell University examined to figure out the specific amount of antioxidants protected cells from oxidative stress. Likewise, bananas are also helpful to prevent the damage to the brain and other neurogenetic disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Eat an apple after lunch

Munching on an apple after a lunch will lead to forgetting about your hunger cravings in the late afternoon as this fruit is rich in pectin, a type of soluble fiber that tends to attract water to the formation of a gel in our human body during the time of digestion. Therefore, it leads you to stay full for a long time and the delay of an empty stomach is also helpful to maintain your sugar level in the blood, moreover, it improves insulin sensitivity. Here is the list of Best and Worst Foods for People with Diabetes.

Pair an apple with chocolate

You can fulfill your appetite for sweet eating and also protect your blood vessels by having this healthy combo. Apples are rich in a flavonoid known as quercetin, while dark chocolate is rich in catechin, a type of flavonoid present in it. It will be helpful to unclog the arteries with certain blood clots present inside the blood vessels, ultimately, reducing the risk of heart attacks. Various researchers have proved that both quercetin present in apple and catechin present in dark chocolate when makes a combo, it is helpful for the prevention of collagen from the interaction with our blood platelets, thus, hindering the formation of blood clots and decreasing the risk of other serious cardiovascular diseases. Hope, you find this article a surprising thing to read for today. Do share your views on this one. Also Read: Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon

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